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Gabe / on Mon, Jun 16 2003 at 10:05 am

New Hookup

A new Hookup is available. We had the opportunity to hang out with Stormy down at E3 for a while and he represents and interesting dichotomy. First of all he does not look like us. That is to say he does not look like a dork. He is tall, in good shape and fashionably dressed. I’ll admit when he first came over and introduced himself to me I was not to keen on him. He was sporting some kind of ultra fancy motorcycle jacket and a pair of sunglasses that probably cost more than my car. He exuded confidence and he reeked of testosterone. He had a look about him that made it seem like he could at any minute begin lifting weights or fucking a woman. This is not the sort of person I normally hang out with.

But, I enjoy his articles and I decided to give him a chance. We went out to dinner that night with some friends and I got to see the other side of Stormy. Stormy the dork. He gave all of us a 20 minute lesson on the difference between all the various HDTV modes from 480i to 1080i. He talked about videogames and gadgets and even laughed at our stupid dork jokes. One of the guys with us has a pretty cool job where he sits in a meeting room all day during E3 and tells people why their games suck and why they will never be allowed to publish them on his console. We decided to play a little game where each of us at the table would pitch him an idea for a game and he could shoot us down just like he would a real developer. Needless to say the dork level at our table exceeded the recommended daily allowance. I kept a sharp eye on Stormy to see when he would flinch. Waiting for him to roll his eyes or look as though he was bored out of his mind but it never happened. He pitched his silly game idea right along with the rest of us and laughed harder than anyone when our friend told me my idea for X-TREME AMISH BUTTER CHURNING would fail because my core demographic didn’t use electricity.

So go check out Stormy’s latest article confident that even though it might not seem like it, he’s just as big a fucking dork as the rest of us.

-Gabe out

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